School & Community Education

CFSmart Program

TheĀ CFSmart education program is an online tool with a range of educational resources about CF for teachers and educators. The resources include free e-Learning modules and downloadable resources to support children with CF in the school or early childhood environment.

e-Learning For Educators

If you would like your child’s teachers or educators to understand more about CF, our online learning modules are a perfect place to start. They cover a range of topics related to CF, including practical advice for supporting your child with CF in the classroom/day care.

Our modules are designed to:

  • Enable children with CF to integrate within the normal schooling/day care environment and achieve educational milestones.
  • Provide information about CF to teachers, educators and other staff.
  • Educate classmates to promote CF awareness and understanding.

Educators can go to www.cfsmart.org.au to complete our free e-Learning modules.

For further support educating the school or classmates, please get in touch and we can organise an individualised education session. Contact our Education Coordinator Sharon on sharon.dewar@cfwa.org.au or phone 08 6224 4100.

Resources for Educators

The CFSmart website hosts a range of teacher resources including:

  • Factsheets for early learning, primary school and high school
  • Short videos and
  • Class worksheets

Go to CFSmart to read more.

CF Student Action Plan

Our Education Coordinator can work with parents to put together a tailored CF Student Action Plan which details the individual needs of your child while at school/day care. The plan covers infection control, respiratory, nutrition and digestion, dehydration, medication, exercise and other as required.

To develop a CF Student Action Plan, contact our Education Coordinator Sharon on sharon.dewar@cfwa.org.au or phone 08 6224 4100.

School Management Plan

The School Management Plan is designed as a general guide in the management of students with CF at school. It has been developed in line with best practice guidelines and should be incorporated in the development of school policy and procedure. This, along with a tailored CF Student Action Plan can be provided to your child’s school/day care.

To develop a School Management Plan, contact our Education Coordinator Sharon on sharon.dewar@cfwa.org.au or phone 08 6224 4100.

Starting School

We host an annual Early Learning Night each November for parents whose children are about to start daycare or kindy/pre-primary. It covers information about how to collaborate with the school, preparing your child and tips that have worked for others. For more information about this event, contact sharon.dewar@cfwa.org.au.

Here are some useful resources when starting school with CF:

Education Support/Tutoring

Ronald McDonald Learning Program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP) is one of the national programs facilitated by Ronald McDonald House Charity Australia. The RMLP provides a variety of educational support services to children whose education has been significantly disrupted by serious illness or injury.

Services range from allied health intervention to one-on-one tutoring to support education. The RMLP caters to children from Kindergarten to Year 12 and is available for metropolitan and regional families. Students are allocated a total of 40 hours of tutoring that can be used consecutively or divided up across the years.

Families do not have to have stayed at a Ronald McDonald House to access the RMLP services.

Parent Resources

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